The Bean Book: 100 Recipes for Cooking with All Kinds of Beans, from the Rancho Gordo Kitchen (Hardcover)

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The Bean Book: 100 Recipes for Cooking with All Kinds of Beans, from the Rancho Gordo Kitchen (Hardcover)


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From the founder of the acclaimed Rancho Gordo bean company, an authoritative guide to 50 bean varieties and how to cook with them, featuring 100 classic and modern recipes.

Learn how easy it is to cook beans from scratch with the king of beans. Rancho Gordo beans, the legumes with a cult following and Bean Club waiting list more than 20,000 names long, brought attention to heirloom bean varieties through chefs like Thomas Keller and Marcella Hazan.

Founder and owner Steve Sando, with twenty-five years' experience in growing, sourcing, and cooking with beans, is the perfect home cook to present classic recipes as well as new combinations for all kinds of eaters. With more than 100 recipes, there are vegan and vegetarian dishes like Fennel, Potato, and White Bean Soup with Saffron and Pizza Beans as well as full-on meat-lovers' meals like Napa Valley Cassoulet, Southwestern Chile con Carne, and Clay-Baked Pacific Cod Gratin with Onions and White Beans.

The Bean Book includes instructions for cooking beans using multiple methods, then transforming those cooked beans into satisfying dips, soups, salads, mains, sides, and desserts. There is nobody better than the man behind Rancho Gordo to share recipes, tips, and historical background in a beautifully photographed, comprehensive collection, sure to be a classic.
Steve Sando is the founder of Rancho Gordo, a specialty food company that grows and sources heirloom produce, seeds, and beans. He has been featured in The New Yorker, the New York Times, Saveur, O Magazine, CBS Sunday Morning, and From the Source on the Magnolia Network. Julia Newberry is the general manager of Rancho Gordo and co-author of The Rancho Gordo Vegetarian Kitchen and The Rancho Gordo Heirloom Bean Guide.
Product Details ISBN: 9781984860002
ISBN-10: 1984860003
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Publication Date: September 10th, 2024
Pages: 288
Language: English
“Steve Sando has spent two decades helping us all eat better beans and understand what makes them great. It’s a noble mission, and one which he continues in The Bean Book—an absolute must-have for anyone who believes that beans can be every bit as magical as a spoonful of caviar.”—Chef José Andrés

“If you think beans are boring, just look at the recipes in The Bean Book. Never had I really tasted the difference that an heirloom variety makes until I tasted Rancho Gordo beans. I won’t cook anything else. When your mouth starts watering, start cooking since there’s no need to soak them. Steve Sando’s integrity and dedication to this humble ingredient is admirable and appreciated.”—Tanya Holland, chef and author of Tanya Holland’s California Soul

“The fervid bean advocacy of Steve Sando and Rancho Gordo has made the beans in our pots more varied and flavorful. If only all advocacy were this delicious. The only downside to The Bean Book is that I foresee procuring even more varieties than I have space for in my already bean-engorged pantry.”—Evan Kleiman, chef, author, and host of KCRW’s Good Food

The Bean Book is the magnum opus from the KING of heirloom beans! The gorgeous photography of these brilliantly colorful legumes would be reason enough to want this book, but the real story is this humble food’s diversity in flavor, texture, and culinary possibility. Wait until you try the recipes!”—Ted Allen, host of Food Network’s Chopped